Eleven-year-old Chizuko Mikamo is a victim; she is aware that her cruel relatives have been slowly poisoning her, but she can't do anything to escape her fate except starve herself. Luckily for her, the infamous thief, Twenty Faces, has arrived to steal her household's most valuable treasure: Chizuko herself. Alongside Twenty Faces, Ken, Skipper and the rest of the gang, Chizuko travels to exotic lands and strange places in search of valuable treasure. But, as she soon discovers, there's much more to the mysterious Twenty Faces than she could ever have bargained for...
In world where flesh-eating monsters roam the streets, only one organization has the means to save civilization from annihilation: Red Shield, a specially-organized unit designed to fight these monsters, and the only weapon that can destroy them: Saya. Awakened from a 30-year sleep, Saya is thrust into a modern world which she has no memories of, and is troubled by a past filled only with bloodshed and sadness. With the undying love and support of her family and friends, she struggles to gain the strength to move forward and regain the pieces of her shattered memories.
Both animes have similar feelings to them.
How some characters die but they arent really dead. And teh main characters Saya and Chiko have a similar personality and familar air surrounding them...
Kyu has always been interested in solving mysteries. After assisting in a murder case, he earns the opportunity to take the entrance exam for the Dan Detective School (DDS), a famous detective school established by the equally famous detective, Dan Morihiko! DDS is trusted implicitly by the police and receives their absolute cooperation in all matters, and its students are often able to crack even the most difficult cases. Can Kyu, along with fellow classmates Megumi, Kintarou, Kazuma and Ryu, meet the demands of the school and the crimes that cross their paths?
Mysteries, various adventures, smiles, friens, hopes, and yeat more mysteries! Detective Academy Q and Chiko, Heiress of the Phantom Thief share the same feel of mystery surrounding the main heroes and you can be sure that almost anything that comes in mind is possible. The twists these shows deliver may not be so much of intence ones, but know that sometimes you may take notice of yourself being too close to the screen waiting for the next thing to happen! Will Kyuu from Tantei Gakuen Q and Chiko from Nijuu-Mensou no Musume succeed in finding the one their are looking for? Or will they stop in the middle of the way, unable to continue their adventures?
In the early 20th century, Kazuya transfers to a prestigious academy as part of an exchange program between Japan and Saubure, a small European country. But while Kazuya would love to make friends and have a typical school life, the boy is shunned by his ghost story-loving peers who believe that he's a "Black Reaper" to be feared. Things change one day when Kazuya wanders to the top of the library and discovers a lush botanical garden, and a beautiful, small, blonde-haired girl named Victorique who rarely leaves the building and is fascinated by unsolved mysteries. Together, the two develop a budding friendship and take on many chilling and dangerous cases that even the famous local detective Grevil can't solve.
In the world of politics, public officials are abusing their power and using the citizens' hard earned money for their own whims - be it extortion, payoffs, or worse. To combat this problem, the Japanese government created their own version of the FBI: an independent agency with tremendous resources, the Government Crime Investigation Agency! Jotaro Zaizen, GCIA agent, is a manly man who uses a variety of manly means to take down the corrupt and the unjust. With his super-legal privilege Zainers Gold Black card and his trademark saying "da bomb," Jotaro will do whatever it takes to both get the job done and win the ladies.
Zaizen Jotaro and Chiko are led by manly men who have to get their manly jobs done - often upping the cheesy ante singlehandedly. Admittedly Zaizen is FAR more schlocky than Chiko, but both have a similar feel regardless.
Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel were best friends who lived by the law of the street, until one day they picked a fight with the wrong people and their life of freedom was suddenly taken away. With no one to turn to and nowhere to run, the choice to join Millenion, the city's most powerful syndicate, seemed like an offer they couldn't refuse. Now, amidst heartache, tragedy, and utmost betrayal, Brandon must take up the gun and help Harry climb the ranks of Millenion to succeed, in order to protect the people he loves, even if it means killing countless others in the process.
As you can see just by reading the series descriptions, Gungrave and Daughter of Twenty Faces have their differences. For one thing, Daughter of Twenty Faces is a bit less violent and lighter.
But both anime have well developed relationships and story, good action scenes, and deal with underground groups. They even share tasteful, fitting science fiction in the later part of the show (more sci-fi in Gungrave than in Daughter of Twenty). They have such a similar feel, I knew within a few episodes of Daughter of Twenty Faces that I would be recommending Gungrave.